the perfect time to really veg out,
and to take our fruitful ways to a whole new level!!
Let us take this time, then, to see and appreciate all this season has to offer…
A season of 73 (+) this year.
But why “73”??
Well, it has to do with time & types, variety & frequency. Because, in a matter of just a couple of days here, it will be the 1st official day of summer—our season through June, July, and August, of course—until its unofficial last day: Labor Day. A period of 73 days this year (6/21–9/1/2014)…
which means it’s time for our amazing
Time, therefore, to truly enjoy & benefit from soooo many special plant foods.
Fresh & in-season, at their peak of flavor & nutrition within these 73 days…
Here’s 73 ways!!
1. Apricots 2. Arugula 3. Asparagus 4. Bamboo shoots 5. Basil 6. Beets 7. Bibb lettuce 8. Blackberries 9. Blueberries 10. Bok choy 11. Broccoli 12. Broccoli rabe 13. Butter beans 14. Cabbage 15. Cantaloupe 16. Carrots 17. Cauliflower 18. Celery 19. Cherries 20. Chicory 21. Collard greens 22. Crisphead lettuce 23. Cucumbers 24. Currants 25. Dandelion greens 26. Eggplant 27. Fava beans 28. Figs 29. Flat leaf parsley 30. Gala apple 31. Garlic 32. Gooseberries 33. Grapes 34. Green beans 35. Honeydew melon 36. Hot peppers 37. Jerusalem artichoke 38. Kale 39. Leeks 40. Lemons 41. Limes 42. Lodi apple 43. Mustard greens 44. Nectarines 45. Okra 46. Onions 47. Oregano 48. Peaches 49. Plums 50. Potatoes 51. Radicchio 52. Radishes 53. Raspberries 54. Red oak lettuce 55. Rhubarb 56. Romaine lettuce 57. Scallions 58. Spinach 59. Strawberries 60. Sugar snap peas 61. Summer marsh ruby grapefruit 62. Sweet corn 63. Sweet peas 64. Sweet peppers 65. Swiss chard 66. Tomatillos 67. Tomatoes 68. Turnip 69. Yellow summer squash 70. Yellow wax beans 71. Valencia oranges 72. Watermelon 73. Zucchini
How many will you have this season? …How often will you have them?
SUMMER of 73
Days & Ways…
Time to Make the Most of Them All!
So let’s be fruitful & veg out… Farmers markets, here we come!
BTW: Speaking of farmers markets, if you wish to search (online) for farmers market(s) to visit, you may want to give the USDA’s National Farmers Market Directory a try. It lists over 8,100 markets that feature two or more farm vendors selling agricultural products directly to customers. Per their site, the Directory is maintained by the Agricultural Marketing Service, and “is designed to provide consumers with convenient access to information about farmers market listings to include: market locations, directions, operating times, product offerings, accepted forms of payment, and more…” where searches can be done by: zip code, geographic proximity, product availability, payment method, &/or whether the market participates in Federal nutrition programs (such as SNAP); or by typing a market’s official name and indicating state. [Note: Please refer to “About” for caveat re: The Way to Nourish for Life!] ©2014: E.F.
SUMMER BLESSINGS. ENJOY.